Mies Van Der Rohe Furniture

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Mies Van Der Rohe Furniture is original vintage furniture produced by the German designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

 

Brief history and description

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born on March 27th, 1886 and died on August 17th, 1969, and was a famous and well-known German architect and furniture designer.

Due to their unique and influential designs, Mies van der Rohe's furniture items required a great deal of craftsmanship, and typically featured expensive fabrics such as leather as well as chrome frames. Some of Mies van der Rohe's most popular furniture designs include the Barcelona chair and table, the Tugendhat chair, and the Brno chair.

Mies van der Rohe's work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art, and the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Guide for collectors

Mies van der Rohe's chrome-plated, hand-forged and welded flat steel leather "Barcelona" chairs are considered to be the most rare and valuable among collectors.

Restoration of a Mies van der Rohe furniture item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a Mies van der Rohe furniture item may decrease its value.

For more information regarding Mies van der Rohe furniture, visit Knoll's official website or Design Within Reach.

Value

Phillips de Pury & Company in New York sold a pair of Mies van der Rohe's "Barcelona" chairs for $65,000 in December of 2007, and a single Mies Van Der Rohe "Barcelona" chair for $84,000 in December of 2006.

Von Zezschwitz Art and Design Auctions in Munich, Germany sold a Mies van der Rohe "Barcelona" stool for €400 in September of 2007.

Susanin's Auctions in Chicago, Illinois sold a pair of Mies van der Rohe's chrome and upholstered open armchairs for $75 in November of 2004.

Skinner in Massachusetts sold a Mies van der Rohe MR 515 table for $300 in June of 2005.

Susanin's Auctions in Chicago, Illinois sold a Mies van der Rohe chrome and glass top cocktail table for $425 in December of 2007, and another chrome and glass top cocktail table for $200 in August of 2007.

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